Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas and the Civil War
By vote of 166 to 7, the convention adopted the ordinance of secession and called for a statewide election – the first state in the Confederacy to let voters have a direct voice. 108 of the 122 counties favored secession by a vote of 46,129 to 14,697.
The convention voted to join the Confederacy, send delegates to its congress, gear for war and raise troops to protect the frontier. When Gov. Sam Houston refused to take the oath supporting the Confederacy the convention replaced him with the Lieutenant Governor, Edward Clark.
Erected 1965 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12693.)
Location. Touch for map. Located in front of the Lorenzo de Zavala Archives and Library Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brazos Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building (a few steps from this marker); The Archive War (within shouting distance of this marker); 1928 Granite Water Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoodís Texas Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artesian Well and East Drinking Fountain (about 500 feet away); Cisterns (about 500 feet away); St. Martinís Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 600 feet away); General Land Office Building of 1856-57 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. 4. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.